Harriet L. Komisar, PhD

Research Professor
Health Policy Institute
Georgetown Public Policy Institute
Georgetown University
100 Old North, 37th & O Streets, NW
Washington, DC 20057
Phone: 202/687-0880

Harriet L. Komisar, PhD, is a research professor in the Health Policy Institute within the Georgetown Public Policy Institute at Georgetown University. Her current research focuses on policy issues concerning access to and financing of long-term care and medical care. She had a major role in the Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, which produced numerous fact sheets and policy papers on long-term care financing. Prior to joining Georgetown University in 1996, she served as principal analyst at the Congressional Budget Office, where she worked on topics related to Medicare and other topics in federal health care policy. From 2009 to 2010, Dr. Komisar was a senior research analyst at The Hilltop Institute at the University of Maryland, Baltimore County. From 1987 to 1988, she was a visiting lecturer of economic analysis at Tulane University.

Dr. Komisar has written numerous publications including Long-Term Care in Health Care Reform: Policy Options to Improve Both, published by The SCAN Foundation in 2009 (Komisar, Tumlinson, Feder, and Burke); Long-Term Care Financing: Policy Options for the Future, Georgetown University Long-Term Care Financing Project, 2007 (Feder, Komisar, and Friedland); and the Inquiry articles “Long-Term Care Over an Uncertain Future: What Can Current Retirees Expect?” (Kemper, Komisar, and Alecxih) and “Unmet Long-Term Care Needs: An Analysis of Medicare-Medicaid Dual Eligibles” (Komisar, Feder, and Kasper).

Dr. Komisar received her PhD degree in economics from Cornell University and her BA degree from Yale University.

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